Product Comparison: Paula Deen Riverbend 16981 vs Rachael Ray Cucina 87641

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General Specifications
About the Product
Give easy-going, delicious home cooking a fresh turn with the dishwasher-safe convenience of the charming, colorful Paula Deen(r) River bend Aluminum Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set. Make home-cooked meal making easy with easier cleanup, with durable and stylish Paula Deen(r) River bend Cookware. This dishwasher-safe aluminum cookware heats quickly and evenly so you can better control the cooking to suit the recipe.
Create numerous delectable meals and countless cherished memories with the Rachael ray Cucina hard-anodized nonstick 12-piece cookware set. The durable pots and pans in this stylish, practical cookware set are sturdily crafted from hard-anodized aluminum which provides fast, even heating and helps to reduce hot spots that can burn foods. The appealing espresso-colored nonstick is PFOA-free and long-lasting to provide easy food release and cleanup. Offering a comfortable grasp, the cookware's rustically-styled silicone-over-stainless-steel handles are dual riveted for added strength and boast an earthy, modern hue for a dash of color.
Paula Deen
Rachael Ray
Riverbend 16981
Cucina 87641
Key Specs
Number Of Pieces
1.5-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, 6-qt. Stock Pot with cover, 8-inch Fry Pan, 10-inch Fry Pan, Slotted Nylon Turner, Slotted Nylon Spoon
1-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 2-qt. Sauce Pan with cover, 6-qt. Stockpot with cover, 8.5" Skillet, 10" skillet, 3-qt. Saute Pan with cover, Slotted Nylon Turner, Slotted Nylon Spoon
Hard Anodized Aluminum
Interior surface
Non-stick coating
Long-lasting PFOA-free espresso-colored
Suitable For
Gas, Electric, Oven safe, Glass Ceramic, Halogen
Gas, Electric, Induction, Oven safe
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Paula Deen Riverbend 16981 Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set
  • Best non-stick pots and pans I've ever owned. I've bought some really high priced ones on QVC before and these are by far the best. They're light weight yet durable.
  • I never thought pans really mattered. They do! The non stick coating on these is amazing. Even burnt cheese slides right off. They heat quickly and evenly so that my quick boil burner actually quick boils now. Plus the handles don’t get hot. Love these!
  • This is my second set of Paula Deen cookware & I'm so glad I purchased it. My first set is still going strong, as is this, but now I have more variety of sizes with my pots & pans. The non-stick surface is great, the color is wonderful, and the performance is amazing.
  • Absolutely love that non-stick is really Non-stick!! I've dropped my one of my lids at least 2 times and knew it was going to break but they really are shatter proof!
  • The only down side was that we used the large skillet more than the other pieces so it wore out too quickly. Even at that, it lasted more than a year and we used it several times a day.
  • VERY disappointed - pans arrived with bubbling on the teflon coating inside the pans - NOT even close to the quality of her open stock pans that you can purchase individually - I have a couple of those and have been happy with them but not these!
Rachael Ray Cucina 87641 Hard-Anodized Aluminum
  • This is my first non stick cookware set, and I feel that my life will never be the same. I've always cooked on stainless steel, so I was a bit hesitant before ordering. Wow!
  • I switched to these from a stainless steel set that just proved too much for my family. They offer great, stress free cooking.
  • I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! For 2 years I've had stainless steel ones from Cuisinart and always had everything stick to them even the simplest of food.
  • This is a very nice set of pots. I purchased to use at a second home. They cook well and are very easy to clean.
  • I kinda wish we went with the stainless steel cookware because non-stick isn't going to last as long.
Size & Weight
15 in
13.5 in
22 in
22.8 in
12 in
11 in
16.75 lb
17.5 lb
Gulf Blue Speckle
Non-stick surface
Oven-Safe Temperature
350 deegrees
400 deegrees
Hard Plastic
Rustically-styled silicone-over-stainless-steel
Dishwasher Safe
Dishwasher Safe
Shatter-resistant glass lids lock heat and moisture in, Limited lifetime warranty, Safe for all cooking methods except induction
Agave Blue Handles
What customers say about "Features"
Paula Deen Riverbend 16981 Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set
  • All the big lids fit all the big pots. No worries about whether you've got the right lid or not.
  • Clean up is quick and easy but don't put them in the dishwasher! This the second set I've purchased because I liked it so much.
  • And they clean sooooooo easy!!! The handles don't get scorching hot and I can lift them without putting mitts on. Love them.
  • Got my new set!! Beautiful and they all clean up so easily. No dishwasher though!! Don't care what it says, don't do it!! Any pans, actually. That's the quickest way to ruin them, any kind of pans.
  • I purchased this set because the description said that it was dishwasher safe. However it is not! No where on the box does it state that it is dishwasher safe and the washing directions say that aluminum and or porcelain are to be hand washed only.
  • I wanted this really bad. But the handles keep coming loose. And the lid handles keep coming loose. A little moore time on the handles. Maybe locktite on the screws. They will Not back off then.
Rachael Ray Cucina 87641 Hard-Anodized Aluminum
  • The new color handles give a pop of color in the kitchen. I highly recommend.
  • The handles are cute: Stainless Steel with a silicone cover that is color coordinated. The color accents are a nice touch, but to be honest, the silicone is not thick enough to prevent the handles from getting very very hot with extended use.
  • They look as good as new. I also love the light touch of color with the handles, makes them very attractive. We really do use them all the time and just love them!
  • The handles are soft and stay cool. This is one of the nicest sets I have ever purchased. I'm impressed!
  • I would have given this set 4 stars except for one thing that bothers me about this set. It cooks nicely, cleans easily, looks attractive, but the pots and pans slide around on my gas burners as though the bottoms were greased!
Warranty / Certifications
Other Information
119.99 $

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